Saturday, July 18, 2009

Bioidentical Hormones Helping With Menopause

We're starting to see the same kind of hype for bioidenticals that we've been seeing for menopause supplements for several years. I followed a news report on Google and found an interview with a doctor who uses "pellets" that are inserted under a woman's skin and which releases hormones gradually. Ok, fine. I've read about these and have had many women who swear by this treatment. But what bothers me is hearing a doctor make these kind of claims:

"If taken appropriately in the right doses at the right time bioidentical hormones can help prevent things like osteoporosis, heart disease, number one killer in menopausal women colon cancer they've to decrease incidents of Alzheimer's disease." Fronstin said he uses pellets versus creams because they allow for a constant release of hormones. Both patients told us since having the pellets injected they feel like they're in their 20's again.

Hmmmm....BOTH patients feel like they're in their 20's again? Puhleeeze! Sounds like the sales pitch 30 or 40 years ago when they were trying to push hormones as the fountain of youth for every woman. Now they're including the men too. Sure, why not expand the market? We do know that testosterone levels get low as men age and that they have many related problems, but the guy in this video was saying it helped him paint more houses????!!!! Give me a break!

What do you think about the way companies are "hawking" products and drugs to menopausal women? I want to hear your comments.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

FINALLY speaking out about menopause! Really?

I was happy to read that the Colorado's First Lady, Jeannie Ritter, was hosting a forum on menopause, but kind of chuckled when I read this, "Wouldn't it be great if we could get people talking about it and get it out on the table?" OMG, you mean she hasn't heard about MINNIE PAUZ®? LOL! Here's the key....women don't HEAR it until they're experiencing it! That means there's so much work to do to educate women on what to EXPECT as well as what to do when they're starting the process.

But why is there a $50 fee to attend the forum? The cost is $50 for three two-hour sessions covering symptoms of menopause, options for treatment, and how to protect your health. The sessions will be held at College Hill Library, 3705 West 112th Avenue, Westminster. Tacky! In this economy, I don't think women should be charged for this kind of thing. I would like to see how many actually pay to get information readily available on the internet!

Washing, stripping, sealing the deck!

Wow, what a job! My daughter was partially layed off from her job (things are tough here in Michigan!) so I "hired" her to redo my deck, which hadn't been done for about 5 years. This was what it looked like when she started and after she stripped it: (click on the pictures to see full size)

Then this shows the final result. Looks pretty good! It's supposed to rain today, so I'll be watching to see if it "beads" up!! :)

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Practicing to be a video star!

Here's my first attempt at making a video! What I plan on doing is a weekly Minnie Pauz Show where viewers will be able to send in questions and I'll try to answer them on the next week's show. Who knows how this will turn out but here's my first effort! It has absolutely nothing to do with menopause....or DOES it? hmmmm.... LOL

I added the rest of it, hope it works right. When I put it on youtube it was very slow to load. Keeping my fingers crossed!

Thursday, July 02, 2009

All about me!

Finally took a decent picture of myself that I'm willing to share (and I've put it EVERYWHERE)! LOL!! And I promise I only doctored it a little bit!! (that means I took off ONE of the chins, so now I only have TWO!)

Today I'm going to toot my horn a little! Here's a couple of interviews I've done that will give you a little history about me (in the first one) and also tell my viewpoint:

Menopause Humor: A Lighter Look at Menopause with Minnie Pauz Creator Dee Adams
By Tracee Cornforth,

Skin Deep - Seeking a Natural Remedy for Hot Flashes -
From fertile to post-fertile, many women are using natural methods to ease menopause symptoms.